Founded in 1955, Arts United is Northeast Indiana’s only united arts fund and local arts agency. Arts United coordinates resources for arts and culture nonprofits and others that strengthen their capacity to present higher quality programming that is accessible to more people in Northeast Indiana. Through these programs, Arts United actively supports more than 70 arts and culture nonprofits and programs in 11 counties of Northeast Indiana each year.

Regional Arts Connection

More than 60 arts and culture program administrators gather together throughout the year for professional development, cultural planning, and networking.

For more information about the Regional Arts Connection, please email Heather Closson, Director of Grants and Programs, at hclosson@artsunited.org.

Grants

By facilitating grant programs, Arts United helps arts and culture nonprofits attain the funding they need to present high quality programs and heighten access to the arts for people of all ages. Grant support for more than 40 organizations each year is made possible by proceeds from the Arts United Annual Fund Drive, Indiana Arts Commission, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Business Services

Arts United’s centralized back office provides essential support to more than 18 arts and culture nonprofits—giving them the resources they need to operate efficiently and retain high quality employees.

  • Payroll processing
  • Group health, dental & life insurance administration
  • Group general liability & worker’s compensation insurance
  • One-on-one consulting and mentoring
  • Ticketing & donor database management

Contact Pat Roller for more information by email at proller@artsunited.org or by phone at (260) 424-0646.

ArtsTix Community Box Office

Arts United operates a physical box office at the Arts United Center and coordinates shared ticketing and fundraising software on behalf of more than 15 organizations and venues each year—giving the community a one-stop shop for arts and culture information and tickets.

For more information about selling your event tickets through the ArtsTix Community Box Office, please email Reuben Albaugh, Box Office Manager, at ralbaugh@artsunited.org.

Fiscal Agency through Cultural Advancement Program, LLC

Through its fiscal agency program, Arts United has incubated new and innovative programs such as Middle Waves Music Festival, Kickstart, and the Make It Your Own Mural Fest.

For more information about fiscal agency for your arts or cultural initiative, contact Dan Ross, Vice President of Community Development, at dross@artsunited.org.